The traffic jams on the Clark Bridge that were expected this week haven’t materialized because the work has not begun. Weather delayed the start of the project on Monday, and now the contractor needs time to get the message boards into place. Work is now scheduled to start on Monday, April 14.
John Scheibal, Supervising Field Engineer for IDOT, says delayed start shouldn’t significantly impact the work schedule:
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Bridge repairs will include the re-wrapping of the cables, removal of grafitti, and some bridge-deck patching. All lanes will be open westbound between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., and eastbound lanes will be open between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. now beginning April 14, and running until work is done around July 31.
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